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Housebreaking in Hawick

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking at a farm in the Denholm area of Hawick.

The incident occurred between Monday 14 and Sunday 20 September.

Entry was forced into a shed on the property and tools including generators, a power washer and an angle grinder were amongst those stolen.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Be wary if you are offered items of this description at a disproportionately cheap price, or the seller cannot provide proof of ownership. If you purchase stolen items, knowingly or otherwise, they can be returned to their original owners meaning a financial loss for yourself.

– PC Sarah Henderson

Two Hawick men charged over teenage crash victim

Dale Whillans Credit: Borders Press Agency

Two men from Hawick have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, following a crash which killed 18-year-old Dale Whillans.

The teenager, also from Hawick, was a passenger in a car which left the A698 between Hawick and Kelso and landed in a field on April 6th.

Dale, who was a keen footballer, died from his injuries three days later in Edinburgh's Western General Hospital.

Ryan Moor, 25, and 19-year-old Aaron Murphy both made an appearance in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

The pair made no plea or declaration and both cases have been continued for further examination.

Both Moor and Murphy have been released on bail and their next court date has yet to be confirmed.


Three charged after Hawick assault and robbery

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with an assault and robbery in Howegate, Hawick, on Sunday 30 August.

The three men are 30, 27 and 19.

They were arrested after a 22-year-old man sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment.

The 30-year-old was also charged in connection with break-ins at two business premises in Hawick, which occurred between Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August.

The three appeared Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 31 August.

These types of crimes will not be tolerated in our community and officers conducted robust enquiries in order to trace the suspects swiftly.

I hope this sends a clear message that we will pursue all lines of enquiry to ensure perpetrators are brought before the courts.”

– Sergeant Mark Cranston of Hawick


Hawick youngsters raise £21,000

Callum and Finn have raised thousands for charity Credit: ITV Border

Two cousins aged just 11 and 9 have raised more than £21,000 for charity

Callum Murray from Hawick and his cousin Finn ran 100 miles in 100 days to help buy toys and treats for children in hospital.

Callum was diagnosed with AML leukaemia four years ago and is now in remission

Man arrested in connection with pink tablet illnesses

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A 19-year old man from Hawick has been arrested in connection with an incident which has led to 9 youngsters being treated in hospital after apparently consuming an as yet unidentified pink coloured tablet.

All of those treated at Border General Hospital are from Hawick.

A 19-year-old will appear in Jedburgh Sheriff Court in connection with the matter on Monday 24 August 2015.

Inspector John Reid said:

at this stage we are still seeking the help of the local community to ensure that the message about the dangers associated with anyone taking non-prescribed medication is getting circulated as widely as possible, and in particular the dangers associated with this pink coloured tablet which appears to be very potent, and has caused these young people to fall ill.

I would again ask anyone who may have taken one of these tablets and who feels unwell, or indeed knows of anyone becoming unwell as a result of taking one, to seek medical assistance as soon as possible. I would also ask that anyone who can assist in the ongoing investigation to contact Police Scotland through our non emergency 101 number, or if they want to remain anonymous, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Inspector John Reid, Police Scotland

Man rescued from Hawick flat fire

Two fire crews were called to help. Credit: PA

A man has been rescued from a burning flat on Hawick High Street shortly before the roof collapsed.

Two fire crews were called out to the fire shortly before 10pm on Thursday 9 July.

More crews and a height appliance were called in to assist with the blaze, which was described as "well developed".

The man was treated for smoke inhalation.

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